Mahindra KUV100 facelift spotted with smoked alloy wheels
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
The Mahindra KUV100 facelift has been spied testing once again. The test mule was spotted by a MotorBeam reader and reveals additional details about the styling of the facelift. The test mule here is wearing a relatively lighter camouflage as compared to the earlier spy shots revealing its Fiery Orange paint shade.
The most notable design detail revealed by KUV100 facelift spy shots is the smoked alloy wheel. Images of the rear show the reflector unit and rear fog lamp placement, both unchanged from the current model. The ORVMs also remain the same. These new spy shots reaffirm the changes that will be made to the exterior of the KUV100. The front bumper will get restyled air intakes and fog lamp enclosure. The chrome braces in the signature ‘toothed’ grille look bigger. The sunglass inspired headlamps that stretch to the A-Pillar now appear to extend up to the edge of the LED DRLs. At the back, the bumper has been tweaked with toned down creases towards the wheel arches. Also new, is the tail lamp detailing.
As per an earlier report confirming the launch of the KUV100 facelift, Mahindra is working on a cleaner design to improve the car’s aesthetics. Changes to the interior, if planned, are unknown. Facelifts of the Scorpio and XUV500 will also arrive in showrooms before the end of the year.
The engine options and specifications of the KUV100 are likely to remain the same. It will continue with the 82 bhp 1.2 L G80 mFalcon petrol and 77 bhp 1.2 L D75 mFalcon diesel engines. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission in the current model. The KUV100 diesel’s claimed fuel efficiency of 25.32 km/l makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars on sale in the country right now.
Major changes on the pricing front are unlikely. The KUV100 retails for INR 4.58-7.36 Lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi). Mahindra offers the KUV100 with either a conventional 5-seat layout or a 3+3 seating configuration.
2017 Mahindra KUV100 Facelift – Image Gallery
[source – MotorBeam]